The heavyweights are in the competition. But just what sort of competition will they bring?
GERALD AND TODD: Father and Son, VIC (Green Team)
SAM AND JESS: Father and Daughter, QLD (Red Team
MANDY AND BRETT: Mother and Son, WA (Grey Team)
RICHARD AND AMBER-ROSE: Father and Daughter, QLD (Blue Team)
JANET AND KIRSTEN: Mother and Daughter, VIC (Pink Team)
ROBYN AND KATIE: Mother and Daughter, TAS (Orange Team)
CHRIS AND MARK: Father and Son, VIC (Black Team)
ANITA AND CHER: Mother and Daughter, QLD (Yellow Team)
ROSEMARY AND KEVIN: Mother and Son, QLD and NSW (Blue Team)
Shannan is training some of the contestants, including Kevin and Rosemary. Shannan can’t wait to train this guy. Shannan asks him for a promise. Kevin promises to do as much as he can, even when he’s hurt. Shannan tells him he has no idea what hurt means yet. Shannan starts him on a leisurely stroll on the treadmill which makes Kevin feel like he is in the gateway to hell. He didn’t realise it would get this hard this fast.
Michelle has Cher & Anita with the pink team. Cher believes she will throw up. Rosemary doesn’t want that to happen. Anita begins well, but Cher is doing OK for someone who hasn’t exercised like this before.
Back to Shannan’s gym (he also has the grey team under his wing today, by the way) and he is nailing into Kevin who is on the treadmill. He keeps giving up, which is testing Shannan’s patience. Kevin goes outside for a break, but Shannan keeps nailing into him. We see that Kevin is so big; he needs his partner to put his socks on for him. He needs to change!
He goes back in and he trains quite well. Meanwhile, Cher is being pushed so much, she is crying. Back to Kevin, and Shannan is very impressed. He tries to get Kevin to be positive and it’s working!
Afterwards, the contestants are asked to come back into the weigh in room where ‘The Fridge’ awaits. What does it contain? Food? No. Power! As the Biggest Losers of the week, Gerald and Todd will get the power inside the fridge. They can use the power themselves, or pass it to another team. They actually give the power to the yellow team.
They saw it coming, being new blood and all. They open the fridge to reveal their power. They get to choose their exclusive trainer. They get some time to decide who they want. They end up choosing Shannan. Not only do they get him for the training session, but they also get a 24/7 hotline to him. He gives them some product placement before taking them, and the other contestants, somewhere special.
Oh, they’re going to the movies! They’re not going to see any old movie though. They’re going to see some eye opening footage. The stuff they’re going to see are opinions of the people closest to them; how they’re affecting them.
First up is Sam. It’s rather touching. Jess is also affected by the footage. Though Jess gets her own footage next. She is completely distraught. Brett is next, as well as Mandy. Brett’s father tells him he is proud of him. Mandy’s daughter is upset her mother has gotten to this point. Mandy’s husband doesn’t think she’s happy.
Cher and Rosemary get the next shock with Cher’s boyfriend scared she won’t wake up one day. Next are Kevin and Rosemary. Kevin gets the shock from his partner. Todd breaks down after hearing from his sister and mother.
Katie is next and gets quite a hammering from her family. We find out that their family has started a bank account to support a funeral if any one of them dies.
Janet & Kirsten are next and they too break down. Mark and Ryan are next and we find out that Ryan in particular has emotional issues. Last up is Amber and Richard. Richard’s wife has some harsh words about the state of his life, and Richard just balls his eyes out. The problems seem to extend further than the weight issues.
The trainers then declare that they want to see their ‘real selves’. With that, they’re out of there!